Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health
Dr. Rachel Rubin currently serves as Senior Medical Officer and Co-Lead at the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine concentration). She has worked for Cook County Health for more than 30 years in various leadership roles, including the Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, and the Chair of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She continues her clinical duties at CCH’s Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center. Dr. Rubin joined CCDPH in 2014 and assumed the role of Co-Lead of the Department in March 2020. Her main areas of responsibility include oversight of the Communicable Diseases Unit, Environmental Health Services Unit, Integrated Health Support Services and the Tuberculosis Medical Services, as well as leading the Quality Improvement Program of the agency. She also served as the agency’s Incident Commander for the COVID-19 response. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois School of Public Health and has served as the Program Director of service grants from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Department of Labor. She is also part of the core faculty of CCH’s Preventive Medicine residency program.
Dr. Rubin’s other professional interests include international health, having worked in Mozambique for two years as a District Medical Chief and a specialist in Public Health, and in worker’s health and safety serving as the chair of the ACGIH Chemical Safety Committee. She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed her residency at CCH.